Hand-dyed cotton prints from The Gambia

These simple graphic depictions of African imagery have a wonderful naif feel. They are all created by my friend Musa Jaiteh in his family compound in The Gambia, using a combination of stitching and wax stamping to create a resist before hand-dyeing in Kola nut and Indigo. All fabrics are 100% cotton, either plain weave or Damask weave, as indicated.

Note about colour
Because all of these fabrics are hand-dyed, there may be slight variation in colour from batch to batch or from pattern to pattern.

Ordering Lengths
Musa dyes his fabrics in small batches, so these fabrics are normally available in pieces up to 2.5 metres long. If you need more than 2.5 metres of a specific fabric, please check with me first for availability.

Prices and Ordering

Plain weave cotton
110 cm / 43 in wide, approximately. Fat Quarters are 50 x 56 cm / 20 x 22 in, approximately.
Per Fat Quarter: 3.95   Per 1/2 metre: 7.90   Per metre: 15.80  Adventure Packs: Prices vary

Damask weave cotton
116 cm / 45 in wide, approximately. Fat Quarters are 50 x 55 cm / 22.5 x 20 in, approximately.
Per Fat Quarter: 4.20   Per 1/2 metre: 8.40   Per metre: 16.80

Click images for a larger swatch and ordering information.

Kola and Indigo
Inspiration Pack

Code: AKN102

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Shell
Plain weave

Code: FKN118

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Sankofa
Plain weave

Code: FKN110

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Indigo
Plain weave

Code: FKN115

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Packet of Kola Nuts
Stamped Motifs

Code: AKN100

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Petals
Plain weave

Code: FKN119

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Circles
Plain weave

Code: FKN120

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Indigo - Virtually Black
Plain weave

Code: FKN121

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Packet of Kola Nuts
Mixed Designs

Code: AKN101

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Small Cowrie
Plain weave

Code: FKN102

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Large Cowrie
Plain weave

Code: FKN101

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Indigo Stripe
Plain weave

Code: FKN114

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Gecko
Plain weave

Code: FKN103

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Three Huts
Plain weave

Code: FKN116

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African Village
Plain weave

Code: FKN104

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Kola and Indigo Stripe
Plain weave

Code: FKN113

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African Comb
Plain weave

Code: FKN105

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Basket
Plain weave

Code: FKN108

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Contours
Plain weave

Code: FKN109

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Indigo
Damask weave

Code: FKN015

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Square Spiral
Plain weave

Code: FKN107

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Ammonite
Plain weave

Code: FKN100

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Five Spirals
Plain weave

Code: FKN106

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Indigo Circle Ties
Plain weave

Code: FKN122

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Kola & Indigo Stripe
Damask weave

Code: FKN014

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Indigo Stripe
Damask weave

Code: FKN016

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